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Scientific and Technical Publications

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Technical and Scientific Publications (2003-present)


Castillo A.R., Kebreab E., Beever, D.E. and France J. 2000. A review of efficiency of nitrogen utilization in dairy cows and its relationship with the environmental pollution. Journal of Animal and Feed Sciences (9):1-32.

Kebreab E, Castillo A.R, Beever D.E., Humphries D. and France J. 2000. The effects of management practices prior to and during ensiling and concentrate type on nitrogen utilization and pollution in lactating dairy cows. Journal of Dairy Science (83):1274-1285.

Castillo AR, Kebreab E, Beever D.E., Barbi J.H., Sutton J.D., H.C. Kirby and J. France. 2000. The effect of energy supplementation on nitrogen utilization in lactating dairy cows fed grass silage diets. Journal of Animal Science 78:240-246

Castillo AR, Kebreab E, Beever D.E., Barbi J.H., Sutton J.D., H.C. Kirby and J. France. 2000. The effect of protein supplementation on nitrogen utilization in lactating dairy cows fed grass silage diets. Journal of Animal Science 78:247-253.

Kebreab, E., France, J., Beever, D.E. and Castillo, A.R. 2001. Nitrogen pollution by dairy cows and its mitigation. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosysystems, 60: 275-285.

Castillo, A.R., M.R. Gallardo, M. Maciel, J.M. Giordano, G.A. Conti, M.C. Gaggiotti, O. Quaino, C. Gianni and G.F. Hartnell. 2004. Effects of Feeding Rations with Genetically Modified Whole Cottonseed to Lactating Holstein Cows. Journal of Dairy Science 87:1778-1785.

Gallardo, M. R., A. R. Castillo, F. Bargo, A.A. Abdalla, M.G.Maciel, H. Perez-Monti, H.C. Castro, and M.E. Castelli. 2005. Monensin for Lactating Dairy Cows Grazing Mixed-Alfalfa Pasture and Supplemented with Partial Mixed Ration. Journal of Dairy Science, 88:644-652.

Kirk, J. H., B. McCowan, E. R. Atwill, K. S. Glenn; G. E. Higginbotham, C. A. Collar, A.R.Castillo, B. A. Reed, N. G. Peterson, J. S. Cullor. 2005. Association of Antimicrobial Minimum Inhibitory Concentration Cluster Patterns with Dairy Management Practices for Environmental Bacteria Isolated from California Bulk Tank Milk. Journal of Dairy Science, 88:3710-3720.

Castillo, A.R, M.A. Taverna, R.R. Páez, A.Cuatrin, D.Colombatto, F.Bargo, M.S. García, P.T. García, M.Chavez, A.D.Beaulieu, J.K.Drackley. 2006. Fatty acid composition of milk from dairy cows fed fresh alfalfa based diets. Animal Feed Science & Technology 131:241-254.

Castillo A.R., J.E.P. Santos and T.J. Tabone. 2006. Estimation of mineral balances in dairy herds including minerals in the drinking water. California Agriculture 60(2):90-95.

Cangiano, C.A.; Castillo, A.R.; Guerrero, J. and Putman, D.  2008. “Alfalfa Grazing Management”. In: “Irrigated Alfalfa Management”. Editors: Charles Summers & Dan Putman. University of California, ANR Publication 3215. Communication Services, Oakland, California.

Stull, C.L., L.L. McV. Messan, C.A. Collar, N.G. Peterson, A.R. Castillo, B.A. Reed, K.L. Anderson, and W.R.VerBoort. 2008. Precipitation and Temperature Effects on Mortality and Lactation Parameters of Dairy Cattle in California. Journal of Dairy Science 91:4579-4591.

More, D.A., J.M. Adaska, G.E. Higginbotham, A.R. Castillo, C. Collar, and W.M. Sischo. 2009. Testing new dairy cattle for disease can boost herd health, cut costs. California Agriculture 63(1):29-34.

Castillo, A.R. 2009. Whole-farm nutrient balances are an important tool for California dairy farms. California Agriculture 63(3):149-151. (I wrote this article as part of my on-farm research activities on nitrogen balances at UCCE in Merced County).

D.A. Moore, D.A. Leach, D. Bickett-Weddle, K. Anderson, A.R. Castillo, C.A. Collar, G. Higginbotham, N. Petersen, B. Reed, and M.L. Hartman. 2010. Evaluation of a biological risk management tool on large western United States dairies. Journal of Dairy Science, 93:4096-4104.

Taverna, M., Páez, R., Descalzo, A., Negri, L., Costabel, L., Rossetti, L., García, P.,  Cuatrín, A., Castillo, A.R. 2011. Efecto de la inclusión de alfalfa en la dieta sobre la calidad de la leche (Effect of including grazing alfalfa pastures in the diet on milk quality). Revista Argentina de Producción Animal (Argentine Journal of Animal Science) (accepted).

Rincon, G., A. Islas-Trejo, A. R. Castillo, D. E. Bauman, B. J. German and J. F. Medrano. 2011. Polymorphisms in genes in the SREBP1 signalling pathway and SCD are associated with milk fatty acid composition in Holstein cattle. Journal of Dairy Research (accepted).